It’s with heavy hearts that the family of Benjamin Hugh Rowley announce his death. Ben passed away in the loving arms of his family on Saturday, October 6, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He will be remembered by all, for his love of family, his quick wit and his zest for life. He was very gregarious and throughout his life made many life long friendships. A gifted high school teacher from 1973 to 2000 at Chippewa High School in North Bay, Ben received a best teaching award and countless former students have expressed to family the impact he had on their lives. As one student said “HE GOT US”. Until his declining health prohibited him, he spent all his free time at the cottage on beautiful Lake Kipawa. He especially liked the summers and would take great delight in saying “oh too bad your week of vacation is over I only have another 7 weeks”. Ben is survived by his best friend and love of his life, Elizabeth Rowley. Cherished father to Shawne (Blain) Quinlan, Jennifer (Robert) St Onge. Beloved grandfather to Kaitlin Quinlan, Ryan Quinlan, Rachel St Onge, Jacob St Onge. Ben was the son of the late Albert and Margaret (Penny) Rowley. Dear brother of Dawn (Doug) Woods both predeceased, Penny Huska (Wally predeceased), Wendy Hodgson, and Christine (Glenn) Armstrong. Ben will be sadly missed by his newly found son James Young. Fondly remembered by his numerous brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and many close friends. Ben’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Elizabeth Centre, Val Caron for their wonderful compassionate care. As per Ben’s wishes there will be no visitation. A Celebration of Ben’s life will take place in the Spring, at that time we will invite family and friends to join us in sharing our collective “Ben” stories. God Speed Ben; leave, knowing how loved you were.